President Julius Maada Bio has joined other World leaders and dignitaries to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who has died at the age of 96.

The Royal Family made the announcement of Queen Elizabeth’s death in a terse statement Thursday evening.

“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

“The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow”, it reads.

The 96-year-old head of the Commonwealth was born in Mayfair, London on April 21, 1926.

President Bio, among other mourners worldwide took to Twitter to extol the virtues of the late Queen.

He wrote; “I am deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, whose reign was marked by boundless growth, peace and prosperity. Rest In Peace, Her Late Majesty the Queen.

“Her extraordinary dedication to her Country, the Realms, Commonwealth and World, is an example. On behalf of the government and people of #SierraLeone, I send my sincere condolence to the Royal Family @RoyalFamily, the UK government @GOVUK and the people of the #UK.”